North Area Monday Morning QB: Pawhuska Rolls, Cleveland Grabs Emotional Win

Last Updated: August 28, 20232.9 min read

Pawhuska Makes Statement Against Caney Valley 

It’s not often you see a team break the 80-point mark, but that’s exactly what coach Matt Hennesy’s team did Friday night. 

The 82-0 win jumpstarts the season for the Huskies. Coach Hennesy said his starters played the first half of the game giving several players the opportunity to get some playing time. 

“I was happy with the way we came out and started fast and executed well for a game one. Canyon Hindman played extremely well for his first start at quarterback going 10 of 12 for 295-yards and 5 touchdowns with 2 rushing TDs… and only played the first half. The entire LOD (Legion of Doom) dominated led by Noah Willson with 9 tackles and an interception, again in only one half.

Brad’s Take: Looking forward the level of competition for the Huskies does go up a notch. Back-to-back road games at Cashion and Hominy are two good tests, before a four-game home stretch with a bye week in the middle will certainly give the Huskies an advantage. Coach Hennesy is known for having a tough defense and this season is no different. While the offense is putting up big numbers, the defense gets the goose egg. Expect more of the same. 


Cleveland Pulls Out a Close One Against Blackwell

Going 0-10 last season put the Tigers on a new path with a new head coach. Trent Turner expects his team to compete on every snap and build leadership within each player. 

Friday night the Tigers got their first win on the season against Blackwell, 14-6. Coach Turner said it was good for them to put one in the win column.

“It was a fun night! We had talked all week about ending the streak. We were on a 15-game losing streak. Had a couple of players crying out of happiness. I think they were carrying a big burden with them, and it was awesome to see them get that monkey off their back,” said Turner.

One player with a big night was Bo Thomas (So.). The linebacker made 8 solo tackles and had a fumble recovery for a touchdown. On offense Thomas added 118-yards on 18 carries. 

Brad’s Take: This is what high school football is all about. Players coming together with one common goal and reaching that goal. Congrats to the Tigers and especially the seniors who stuck it out and were here for the win. 


Olive Over Bowlegs, Hendrix with All-State Type Performance 

Senior Toby Hendrix is a two-way player for Olive and one of the top players in the class. Head coach Chance Bateysaid despite the tough conditions in the heat, the team performed well and came away with a great win to start the season. 

“We battled a good Bowlegs team and the elements. We played together through adversity and never let up to get a well-deserved win,” said Batey.

Toby Hendrix (Sr.) finished the contest with 6 touchdowns: 4 in the air, and 2 on the ground. 

Brad’s Take: The 45-38 win should build some confidence in the team when they start competing for a playoff spot in district B-7, which is a tough district. Look for Hendrix to continue putting up big numbers as he leads Olive in his final season. 


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